ithildin
31 July 2014 @ 11:55 am
I Think I Broke a Mirror, or Something  
I'm ready for 2014 to be over.

Spent Saturday late afternoon and evening in the ER with my brother, Sunday night he was admitted and early Monday he had emergency surgery. Have spent most of my days and evenings at the hospital. Hopefully, he'll be able to come home by Saturday. When Nin and I have been home, we've been taking care of the orchard, chickens, veg garden, plus all the indoor varmints. We've averaged dinner at midnight the last few days. Absolutely pooped. Needless to say, I'm totally out of the loop as far as reading DW/LJ. About the only thing I've managed is to read Twitter and post a few 'around the hospital' photos to Instagram.
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ithildin
05 August 2012 @ 02:12 pm
Just Came Across This  
A cousin I met via Ancestry.com had sent me this. My great-grandparents and my grandfather, great aunts and uncles. My grandfather is the second oldest in the photo.



Full size below. )
 
 
ithildin
05 August 2012 @ 02:12 pm
Just Came Across This  
A cousin I met via Ancestry.com had sent me this. My great-grandparents and my grandfather, great aunts and uncles. My grandfather is the second oldest in the photo.



Full size below. )
 
 
ithildin
05 August 2012 @ 02:12 pm
Just Came Across This  
A cousin I met via Ancestry.com had sent me this. My great-grandparents and my grandfather, great aunts and uncles. My grandfather is the second oldest in the photo.



Full size below. )
 
 
ithildin
01 July 2012 @ 12:37 pm
Happy Canada Day!  
Go hug a Mountie and eat a back bacon sandwich [g]

Allow me to share one of my favourite Great White North episodes: Mouse In A Bottle

 
 
ithildin
01 July 2012 @ 12:37 pm
Happy Canada Day!  
Go hug a Mountie and eat a back bacon sandwich [g]

Allow me to share one of my favourite Great White North episodes: Mouse In A Bottle

 
 
ithildin
01 July 2012 @ 12:37 pm
Happy Canada Day!  
Go hug a Mountie and eat a back bacon sandwich [g]

Allow me to share one of my favourite Great White North episodes: Mouse In A Bottle

 
 
ithildin
25 May 2012 @ 06:36 pm
Good News For a Change  
My brother got a job!! God, it's been a long two years. I am so relieved, I can not tell you. Nin and I had been supporting most of the household since his and mum's benefits ran out, and the stress has been overwhelming. The job is part time, seasonal (9 months a year), but it's the best one can expect these days, it would seem. I'll take some money over no money though. It's hard work: landscaping for the county parks, especially with the heat here, so I hope it's not too much for him at his age. Prayers and good thoughts most welcome. Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive through all of this. It has been appreciated more than you know.
 
 
ithildin
23 August 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Because I'm a Good Sister  
Glenn still hasn't found a job, and it's wearing him down, add to that, he hasn't been away for something like five years, so he could really use a break. To that end, [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe and I decided to take him to Yellowstone. Granted, it's just a long weekend, but it's a break. and since I can't really afford to stay in the manner I prefer. we're staying in a -- get this -- tent cabin (the cabin is in Grand Teton Natl Park, but it's attached to Yellowstone for all intents and purposes)!! Now, those of you that know me know I think camping is a hotel without room service (I kid) (a little), so this should be an experience. Whether it's a good one remains to be seen. What is a tent cabin, you ask? Well, it has two wood walls with bunks attached, and the other two walls and the roof are canvas. It has one light bulb, a woodstove, and no running water. Oh, yay! I believe we stayed in something similar at Yosemite when I was like five, but I have little recollection of it, though I do remember the bats; quite fondly actually. No doubt, many hearty versions of the 'bear song' (Nin can explain that) will be sung, and I'll wonder what possessed me, but we leave tomorrow afternoon. Wish me much luck. and keep your fingers crossed that the recent tectonic activity (Colorado yesterday, the East coast today) doesn't spread to the super caldera that is Yellowstone (or here, while we're gone. Our town sits on a fault)(yes, we left California only to move to a town in Utah on an earthquake fault).
 
 
ithildin
23 August 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Because I'm a Good Sister  
Glenn still hasn't found a job, and it's wearing him down, add to that, he hasn't been away for something like five years, so he could really use a break. To that end, [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe and I decided to take him to Yellowstone. Granted, it's just a long weekend, but it's a break. and since I can't really afford to stay in the manner I prefer. we're staying in a -- get this -- tent cabin (the cabin is in Grand Teton Natl Park, but it's attached to Yellowstone for all intents and purposes)!! Now, those of you that know me know I think camping is a hotel without room service (I kid) (a little), so this should be an experience. Whether it's a good one remains to be seen. What is a tent cabin, you ask? Well, it has two wood walls with bunks attached, and the other two walls and the roof are canvas. It has one light bulb, a woodstove, and no running water. Oh, yay! I believe we stayed in something similar at Yosemite when I was like five, but I have little recollection of it, though I do remember the bats; quite fondly actually. No doubt, many hearty versions of the 'bear song' (Nin can explain that) will be sung, and I'll wonder what possessed me, but we leave tomorrow afternoon. Wish me much luck. and keep your fingers crossed that the recent tectonic activity (Colorado yesterday, the East coast today) doesn't spread to the super caldera that is Yellowstone (or here, while we're gone. Our town sits on a fault)(yes, we left California only to move to a town in Utah on an earthquake fault).
 
 
ithildin
23 August 2011 @ 06:53 pm
Because I'm a Good Sister  
Glenn still hasn't found a job, and it's wearing him down, add to that, he hasn't been away for something like five years, so he could really use a break. To that end, [livejournal.com profile] ninjababe and I decided to take him to Yellowstone. Granted, it's just a long weekend, but it's a break. and since I can't really afford to stay in the manner I prefer. we're staying in a -- get this -- tent cabin (the cabin is in Grand Teton Natl Park, but it's attached to Yellowstone for all intents and purposes)!! Now, those of you that know me know I think camping is a hotel without room service (I kid) (a little), so this should be an experience. Whether it's a good one remains to be seen. What is a tent cabin, you ask? Well, it has two wood walls with bunks attached, and the other two walls and the roof are canvas. It has one light bulb, a woodstove, and no running water. Oh, yay! I believe we stayed in something similar at Yosemite when I was like five, but I have little recollection of it, though I do remember the bats; quite fondly actually. No doubt, many hearty versions of the 'bear song' (Nin can explain that) will be sung, and I'll wonder what possessed me, but we leave tomorrow afternoon. Wish me much luck. and keep your fingers crossed that the recent tectonic activity (Colorado yesterday, the East coast today) doesn't spread to the super caldera that is Yellowstone (or here, while we're gone. Our town sits on a fault)(yes, we left California only to move to a town in Utah on an earthquake fault).
 
 
ithildin
16 July 2011 @ 10:54 am
Thank You  
Just popping in for a sec to thank everyone for the posts, emails, tweets, and virtual gifts, wishing me a happy birthday. [INTERNET WIDE HUGS]

Mum's making me a lemon tart instead of a cake - yay! - and Glenn's making chipolte marinated fajitas for dinner. I figured that was a good summer dinner, especially as our oven has been broken for a while now (yep, first the dishwasher, then the oven. pray to the appliance gods that the fridge doesn't kick it next!)(I actually miss the dishwasher more than the oven at this point.), so a roast and Yorkshire pudding (which I usually ask for) was right out [g] We either need to use the bbq or the countertop warming/cooker thing or the slow cooker these days.

Nin and I decided to wait a few weeks to see Harry Potter - after all, it's not as if we don't know how it ends - so we'll either go see Winnie the Pooh, or more likely watch DVDs, since I'm not currently feeling motivated to leave the house.

Thanks again!
 
 
ithildin
16 July 2011 @ 10:54 am
Thank You  
Just popping in for a sec to thank everyone for the posts, emails, tweets, and virtual gifts, wishing me a happy birthday. [INTERNET WIDE HUGS]

Mum's making me a lemon tart instead of a cake - yay! - and Glenn's making chipolte marinated fajitas for dinner. I figured that was a good summer dinner, especially as our oven has been broken for a while now (yep, first the dishwasher, then the oven. pray to the appliance gods that the fridge doesn't kick it next!)(I actually miss the dishwasher more than the oven at this point.), so a roast and Yorkshire pudding (which I usually ask for) was right out [g] We either need to use the bbq or the countertop warming/cooker thing or the slow cooker these days.

Nin and I decided to wait a few weeks to see Harry Potter - after all, it's not as if we don't know how it ends - so we'll either go see Winnie the Pooh, or more likely watch DVDs, since I'm not currently feeling motivated to leave the house.

Thanks again!
 
 
ithildin
16 July 2011 @ 10:54 am
Thank You  
Just popping in for a sec to thank everyone for the posts, emails, tweets, and virtual gifts, wishing me a happy birthday. [INTERNET WIDE HUGS]

Mum's making me a lemon tart instead of a cake - yay! - and Glenn's making chipolte marinated fajitas for dinner. I figured that was a good summer dinner, especially as our oven has been broken for a while now (yep, first the dishwasher, then the oven. pray to the appliance gods that the fridge doesn't kick it next!)(I actually miss the dishwasher more than the oven at this point.), so a roast and Yorkshire pudding (which I usually ask for) was right out [g] We either need to use the bbq or the countertop warming/cooker thing or the slow cooker these days.

Nin and I decided to wait a few weeks to see Harry Potter - after all, it's not as if we don't know how it ends - so we'll either go see Winnie the Pooh, or more likely watch DVDs, since I'm not currently feeling motivated to leave the house.

Thanks again!
 
 
ithildin
04 July 2011 @ 12:16 pm
Happy 4th!  
4th Of July Pictures, Images and Photos
 
 
ithildin
04 July 2011 @ 12:16 pm
Happy 4th!  
4th Of July Pictures, Images and Photos
 
 
ithildin
04 July 2011 @ 12:16 pm
Happy 4th!  
4th Of July Pictures, Images and Photos
 
 
ithildin
31 May 2011 @ 06:27 pm
Who Knew?  
I've turned my mum into a Big Bang Theory fangirl. I loaned her and my brother my 1st season DVDs, not sure it would be something she'd be into, but figured my brother would enjoy it. Then they asked for S2, so I gave them 2 and 3. Glenn was telling me that they're on the last DVD of S3 and mum's pouting because there's no more new for her to see soon. Too funny.
 
 
ithildin
31 May 2011 @ 06:27 pm
Who Knew?  
I've turned my mum into a Big Bang Theory fangirl. I loaned her and my brother my 1st season DVDs, not sure it would be something she'd be into, but figured my brother would enjoy it. Then they asked for S2, so I gave them 2 and 3. Glenn was telling me that they're on the last DVD of S3 and mum's pouting because there's no more new for her to see soon. Too funny.
 
 
ithildin
31 May 2011 @ 06:27 pm
Who Knew?  
I've turned my mum into a Big Bang Theory fangirl. I loaned her and my brother my 1st season DVDs, not sure it would be something she'd be into, but figured my brother would enjoy it. Then they asked for S2, so I gave them 2 and 3. Glenn was telling me that they're on the last DVD of S3 and mum's pouting because there's no more new for her to see soon. Too funny.